QB Rumors: Eagles, Bills, RGIII, Browns

Assuming he doesn’t make any significant errors during the team’s remaining preseason games, quarterback Tim Tebow is on track to earn a spot on the Eagles‘ regular season roster, a source tells ESPN’s Dianna Russini. According to Russini, head coach Chip Kelly has been getting increasingly excited about using Tebow in two-point and short-yardage scenarios.

With Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, and Tebow likely to make the Eagles’ roster, it would seem to leave Matt Barkley on the outside looking in. According to Russini’s source, Barkley remains available in a potential trade.

Here’s more on a handful of unsettled quarterback situations around the NFL:

  • Bills head coach Rex Ryan sees potential big-play ability in quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and would prefer to start him over the team’s other QB options, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link). However, Cole adds that other members of the Buffalo coaching staff believe Matt Cassel would make fewer mistakes than Taylor, and is the more consistent, reliable option.
  • In a separate video at Bleacher Report, Cole also tackles the Washington quarterback situation, indicating that the decision on Robert Griffin III‘s long-term future – or lack thereof – with the team will ultimately be made by owner Daniel Snyder. Head coach Jay Gruden and his staff want RGIII in the starting lineup as much as possible this year, so that the club can get a thorough evaluation of the former second overall pick before that decision is made.
  • On the heels of Josh McCown‘s underwhelming, two-interception performance against the Bills, Browns head coach Mike Pettine stressed that he’s not looking to create a QB competition, and that McCown remains his No. 1 guy over Johnny Manziel. Still, Pettine wasn’t ready to guarantee that McCown would be the team’s starting QB in Week 1 (Twitter links via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal).
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  1. Rory Parks

    It’s hard to get too excited about Cassel at this point; he kept the ship afloat in New England in 2008, but even his one good season in KC felt fluky. Taylor, of course, has never been a starter in the league, but he diligently worked at his craft for four seasons behind a pretty good QB, and while his arm talent is not great, it’s good enough to get the job done. If his decision-making continues to improve throughout the rest of the preseason, he appears to be the best man for the job.

  2. Mamma June

    RGIII for Josh Gordon .. let’s get it done. Win-win and low downside for either team. RGIII needs to be in a small market,he can’t deal with the spotlight, the guy went to Baylor after all. Gordon needs the spotlight and pressure that comes with it to finally straighten out. Neither guy going to play this year (Injury / Suspension). Trade baggage and they could both be first team All Pro in the near future.


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